Rhea’s more closely resembles a convenience store than a sandwich shop, and you could walk out of here with just a few jerky sticks and some lotto scratchers, but you’d be missing the sandwiches in the back. The sandwich options are printed on sheets of computer paper taped to a fridge and have names like the Wonder Woman with jerk chicken or the North Beach St. with turkey and salami. We like the Barney Rubble with pastrami, swiss, avocado, and 50 other things served on an Acme roll. Fill out your ticket at the front, pay, and wait for your name to be called before eating at the window or walking back to eat in the grass at Dolores on a nice weekend.
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True Laurel is a cocktail bar and small plates spot in the Mission that’s great for a date.
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A low key Russian Hill wine bar with excellent meat and cheese. The ladies love Union Larder.
Blue Barn Gourmet
If you’re looking to be healthy - or at least feel like you’re being healthy - hit up Blue Barn.
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Mission Cheese functions just as well for a quick solo lunch as it does for something longer, larger, and probably boozier.
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